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IP4200 duplicate ink tanks.

Sometimes when I print I get an error message that says 2 magenta ink tanks are installed. After clicking the continue button on the error message several times it will print the document. Any ideas what the problem can be?

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  • stefans Jan 16, 2008

    I get an error message that says 2 cyan ink tanks are installed.
    I don not have two drivers installed.

    Replacing an almost empty black ink tank seemed to help for a while, but now I can only print now and then. Most of the time I get the error.
    It is very annoying since all my tanks now are new and full. If they were not I would get rid of my Canon printer, even though it is quite new, since this is now the second Canon printer I have similar problem with. Are all Canon printers as buggy?

    "Never Canon again"

  • Anonymous Jun 06, 2008

    printer probles window says 2 #8 black cartrides installed. I remove and reinstall. This happens all the time and drives me mad.

  • davo500 Jun 20, 2008

    Same problem. I take out the ink cartidge and put it back, prints once then up it comes again. May be I'll just buy a boat because I already have the anchor!

  • Anonymous Jun 27, 2008

    Message telling me I have two cyan tanks installed. I so clearly don't. Not sure what I can do about it.



  • vigxf Jul 29, 2008

    i've got the same problem withe magenta.
    Changing all the cartridge three times ... do nothing.
    If i want to print, i close the "front door" of the printer, so, i get an error message for this, then i open the front door, and the print goes.
    A stupid solution for a stupid problem.


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Hello there scubadave,

I've gotten in touch with Canon and have somethinga little different to try. At the very least the error should change.(Sorry, gallows humor). Please read this entire response before takingaction.

After the upcoming test procedure, I have included alink and procedure to contact Canon tech support. The assure me theywill replace any faulty tanks.

The purpose of this exercise iseither rule out ink tanks that are behaving or isolate the one(s)responsible for the dupliucate error. You should write down the results of thistest. Please perform the following:

1. Open the printer and remove all ink tanks.

2. Insert a single ink tank in the printer then close the cover.

3.Confirm whether the printer recognizes the installed tank properly. Ifit does, it will indicate it does not detect the other ink tanks, asthey are not currently installed in the printer.

4. Repeat steps 1-3 with another ink tank.

5.If the printer at any time indicates two of the same ink tanks areinstalled, the cause will be the last tank installed. For example, ifyou inserted an ink tank earlier, and you later inserted another inktank, and it said two of the same inks were installed, the cause of theissue is the last ink tank.


Click here for the Canon PIXMA iP4200 support page
Then click on e-mail support.
Fill out the form.
Under description, supply the following info:

Error- Duplicate Ink tank problem on my Canon PIXMA iP4200
<Describe how error occurs>
I have replaced the <color in> question> tank, reseated it, yet the error continues.

Youwill also need to list what inks are being used in the printer. Statethe type of ink that is being used and the order that the tanks areinstalled in the print head.
Provide the exact part number (such as BCI-6C, BCI3eBk, etc.) if possible.

The Canon support rep assured me they will be glad to replace the malfunctioning tank(s) for you at no cost. Please
respond with the test results, and specify the ink tank(s) that were not recognized correctly.

They responded quickly, professionally and apologetically. They want to help get this resolved for you.

I hope this helps end the frustration you must be feeling. If you need additional help or clarification, click the ASK button.

Remember: Good things happen to those who Rate.

Mike

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

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I had the same problem a few weeks ago. i actually did what mike 258 is suggesting and found it was a faulty tank. went and bought another one and it was fine. u need to go through that procedure of testing each ink tank though as u will end up wasting money on numerous cartridges.

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Replacing the cyan ink tank when I got the error message saying 2 cyan ink tanks are installed helped for me. So, faulty or bad chips on the cartridges are the root to this problem it seems.

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It would seem that it this fault can happen with any of the colour inks with a number of printers. Canon Tech were less than useful, suggesting that I simply replace all of the inks to correct my Yellow problem, preceeded of course by the usual " I can read from a script" fixes such as.. have you checked that the colour is not in fact a duplicate...doh! In the end I was advised by an independant engineer that the chips on the cartridges are far too intelligent for their own sake and can get confused. His solution was to bite the financial bullet and simply replace the offending colour. The driver "fix" should not have been an issue in the first place (I did reinstall the only driver on the computer anyway, with no luck). To date the simple fix has worked and Canon are happy to accept that the ink cartridge is faulty and are replacing it.

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It sounds like you may have 2 drivers installed for your printer that are conflicting. Go into your control panel, then printers and faxes and remove the driver that is conflicting.

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I've gotten in touch with Canon and have something a little different to try. At the very least the error should change. (Sorry, gallows humor). Please read this entire response before taking action.

After the upcoming test procedure, I have included a link and procedure to contact Canon tech support. The assure me they will replace any faulty tanks.

The purpose of this exercise is either rule out ink tanks that are behaving or isolate the one(s) responsible for the 1414. You should write down the results of this test. Please perform the following:

1. Open the printer and remove all ink tanks.

2. Insert a single ink tank in the printer then close the cover.

3. Confirm whether the printer recognizes the installed tank properly. If it does, it will indicate it does not detect the other ink tanks, as they are not currently installed in the printer.

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Click here for the Canon PIXMA iP4200 support page
Then click on e-mail support.
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The Canon support rep assured me they will be glad to replace the malfunctioning tank(s) for you at no cost. Please
respond with the results, and specify the ink tank(s) that were not recognized correctly.

They responded quickly, professionally and apologetically. They want to help get this resolved for you.

I hope this helps end the frustration you must be feeling. If you need additional help or clarification, click the ASK button.

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If you could take a moment and rate this response, I would appreciate it.


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After the upcoming test procedure, I have included a link and procedure to contact Canon tech support. The assure me they will replace any faulty tanks.

The purpose of this exercise is either rule out ink tanks that are behaving or isolate the one(s) responsible for the 1414. You should write down the results of this test. Please perform the following:

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Click here for the Canon PIXMA iP4200 support page
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Fill out the form.
Under description, supply the following info:

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The error won't go away.
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The Canon support rep assured me they will be glad to replace the malfunctioning tank(s) for you at no cost. Please
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They responded quickly, professionally and apologetically. They want to help get this resolved for you.

I hope this helps end the frustration you must be feeling. If you need additional help or clarification, click the ASK button.

Mike

If you could take a moment and rate this response, I would appreciate it.

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